- joey (24909)
- [2007-04-20 7:41]
a spectacular shot with brilliant detail and colours.
The DOF could be a little deeper DOF so the wing tip is in focus but not so much so the background is in focus aswell.
- simon182 (1357)
- [2007-04-20 7:49]
Great contrast between the diffused background and the vibrant colours of the swallowtail. The light is perfect not making any harsh shadows or bright spots. You've also controlled the exposure very well. I agree with Joey that the depth of field is quite shallow, however, I think it is more the angle you chose, it will be hard to get all of the butterfly sharp from this position. Anyway its nicely presented with a simple frame and good note.
- clnaef (6814)
- [2007-04-20 7:54]
Toujours impressionnants ces gros papillons et surtout très spectaculaires.
- GLEM (10)
- [2007-04-20 8:10]
jolies couleurs de ce papillon, la composition est agréable. Doammage que la DOF soit un peu faible, on aurait pu avoir un corps bien net.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-04-20 8:11]
Beautiful! Even with the blurred wing...the latter indicates 'free flying' or something like that...:-)
I immediately thought about Alexei's artwork...
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-04-20 8:16]
Lovely shot with a very nice background and pose. Pov is so good that we can go the animal completely.
Have a nice week end.
TFS, José M.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-04-20 8:28]
Hello Neighbour :-)!
This is truly an amazing shot. At 1/1000, the sharpness and details on the far side wings are simply mind-blowing!
The entire composition is a great work of art.
It is a pleasure to see a healthy and faultless specimen of this extrordinarily beautiful butterfly.
Thanks and best regards.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-04-20 8:34]
Another stunning macro work from you!
Nice to see such beautiful butterflies are already roaming up there in the north, too :) I hope they wil be so kind and not make you chase them around too much in order to take some more excellent shots :)
The composition here is most cahrming and the correct exposure gave you all these superb colors on the wings and flower.
The DOF is probabalu the only nit here...Judging after the shutterspeed (1/1000), i guess you could have tried a bigger DOF, so that you'd get the first wing in better focus.
Other than that, the sharpness in excellent and the POV is great!
Bravo, TFS and have a lovely weekend!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-04-20 10:35]
Lovely photo. A pretty butterfly on a pretty flower. I like the way you caught the various colors on the wings. The blur of the one wing is very effective.
- ridvan (5205)
- [2007-04-20 11:18]
selam ivan; excellent shot and nice comp with nice colours. despite alittle noisy on the left wing ,good BG and details of this lovely butterfly. TFS
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-04-20 11:40]
Excellent shot of this Swallowtail,
Perfect composition and lighting,
Great BG and POV, Welldone.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-04-20 12:28]
Few days ago I have tried to use ultra tele lens for butterfly shooting. I have used tele lens 100-400 mm plus TC 2x. Minimal focusing distance also was 2 m. I liked this technique. I see (I think) you have used lens 300 mm and TC 1.4. For shooting so big specimen it is necessary to apply at least F8. However, this is a theory. The practice is…
Great picture. Amazing combination of this colourful beauty and terrific smooth BG. You managed to reflect the vivid colours of this specimen simply perfectly. Sharpness of the butterfly bode and flowers are stunning as well as the whole composition and beautifulness of the shot. DOF is shallow a bit My compliments and TFS.
- smitha (4409)
- [2007-04-20 12:36]
Good shot.Wonderful colours and details.Nice blurred background too.
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2007-04-20 13:18]
great shotof this beautiful butterfly
compo,colours, sharpness, details and POV are perfect
excellent blurred BG
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2007-04-20 13:27]
vous allez plus vite a prendre et publier des photos que moi je ne vais a laisser mes commentaires,mais de toutes façons il n'y a rien a en dire ou plutot juste felicitations.
moi j'en vois aussi de comme cela mais pas moyen de les approcher pour l'instant.
- limier (1055)
- [2007-04-20 14:41]
Yes its a Common swallowtail but its so beautifull.
Great timing and excellent POV
A shot just in time with this swallowtail eating from this little flower
TFS and see you
- Adanac (21378)
- [2007-04-20 21:38]
Hello Ivan, great point of view, composition, colors and sharpness giving us an excellent image to view.
- Luis52 (15809)
- [2007-04-20 22:54]
Hola Ivan.- Una bella y exelente foto de esta Gran Mariposa Papilio. Unos colores muy naturales y sin saturaciones. Un fondo muy contrastante con el color de las flores. Saludos Luis52.
- Juyona (16891)
- [2007-04-21 4:45]
una mariposa realmente bella,
un trabajo excelente,
buen pov, detalles y color,
- Janice (18832)
- [2007-04-21 4:54]
Hi IVan, yes, those far wings are so sharp and clear. Super colours too, especially how you show the blue tones. Well done
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-04-21 5:17]
Great shot and nice posture of the butterfly.
- Hil (5035)
- [2007-04-21 6:38]
Superb macro shot of the Swallowtail, very nice compositiom with a great POV and a fine pose I like the way the Butterfly is resting on a even more delicate flower, excellent details and beautiful colours too.
TFS Hilary :o)
- anel (40574)
- [2007-04-21 12:16]
The papilio machaon is really photogenic. You have caught it in a quite difficult pose and have managed to have a nice grey background, which underlines its beauty.
Thank's and best regards
- Maite (5199)
- [2007-04-21 14:14]
What a marvellous picture, Ivan!
So beautiful and perfectly done!
A real humdinger not only through the beauty of the machaon but through the single composition with those soft colors and the stunning perfection of light, sharpness and bg.
Congratulations and TFS.
- MommaMiaX3 (737)
- [2007-04-24 23:05]
Hello Ivan, :)
This is a Fantastic capture my dear! WOW! Great sharpness and the Colours are amazing. Wonderful POV with an absolutely perfect DOF! Professional composition, thank you so much for sharing!
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2007-05-06 9:54]
some heavy loads of work have kept me from looking into TN for many days. So it is a great pleasure for me to discover this very lively, very elegant, perfectly clear capture of a Swallowtail from Cyprus, balancing in the air while sucking nectar from that small blossom. Very pretty composition, again.
This year has shown to be a very good year for swallowtails, also in Central Europe. Grateful to see this conspicuous species quite frequently now, and always happy to see its elegant beauty that you have so well captured here in motion.
With thanks, and best regards,
- sily (1934)
- [2007-05-07 13:43]
Wonderful capture of the elegant swallowtail. Lovely colours and sharp details. Great light management, POV and DOF too. I love its pose as it is captured in a movement, very nicely composed.TFS!